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Cinnamon oil could be key in preventing superbugs

As antibiotics become less effective against superbugs, a Swinburne researcher has been focusing on traditional agents to modify the behaviour of bacteria rather than killing bacteria.  As part of her Ph.D. studies, Dr. Sanjida Halim Topa investigated cinnamaldehyde, a major component of cinnamon essential oil. She found it inhibited the development of biofilm, a sticky film of bacteria, like the plaque that forms on teeth, that can cause persistent infections, which resist even the most potent antibiotics.  Read more...

 

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